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Befriending charity piloted on the Island takes 750 calls each day

Fri, 28 Nov 2014

Launch of the Pilot programme in December 2012
Launch of the Pilot programme in December 2012

A befriending charity piloted on the Isle of Man is now taking more than 750 calls each day.

Nearly 300,000 people have contacted The Silver Line since lauching the full service - many of those calls were made from Manx numbers.

Founded by Ester Rantzen in December 2012 and given funding by the Big Lottery Fund, it was set up to provide comfort and supply information to the elderly.

More than half of the callers didn't have anyone else to talk to.

Anyone wishing to make use of the service can do so by calling 0800 4 70 80 90.

Chairman of the charity on the Island Douglas Stewart gave us an update: 


  • Douglas Stewart


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